Christopher Lowery comments

Posted in: Survey of middle-aged wimps provide case studies in male inadequacy See in context

I'll say it, this survey is ridiculous. Why would men take the time to trash themselves? Hey guy's were not making that much as it is, let's stop moaning and get back to work.

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Posted in: North Korea says it put military spy satellite into orbit on third try See in context

Oh, it's up there; as piece of floating space junk. Good grief.

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Posted in: S Korea warns N Korea to scrap spy satellite launch plans See in context

It will just be piece of space junk as soon as it hits the atmosphere. There is no way anyone is going to let N.K. have the ability to blatantly spy on them; that's truly ridiculous, and I almost fell out of my chair.

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Posted in: Weak yen forces Japan to shrink historic military spending plan See in context

...It takes a smart person can see the problems but it takes an intelligent person to find the solutions...

You forgot the most important aspect, which isn't surprising in this day and age. Yes, it takes a smart person to see the problems, and yes, it takes an intelligent person to find solutions, but you need a wise person to know when to implement them. And let me tell you, we truly need more wise people to come forward. Peace.

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Posted in: Israeli jets strike Gaza refugee camp, as U.S. fails to win immediate support for pause in fighting See in context

It would seem that no quarter will be given at this juncture of the conflict. The Palestinian people are going to have to make a choice; either to continue to support Hamas and risk death by unintention; or to stand up for themselves and their family; round up Hamas fighters and turn them over to the Israeli army. There are no easy choices; it's a tough deal all around.

We know Hamas doesn't even care about it's people it has been elected to protect,

We also know the Hamas doesn't even want to protect them:

We also know that they are hated even amoung their own:

The Palestine inhabitants are the only ones who can end this; if they truly want their own state, this is their choice to make. Peace.

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Posted in: Kishida says policies necessary; doesn't care what names he's called See in context

It really does boggle the mind why the gov continues to to tax the daylights out of the very class that represents one of the classes that needs the most help.

They teach ethics in their elementary schools all throughout Japan; suppose they practice it in times like this, just imagine the change.

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Posted in: Gaza receives largest aid shipment so far as deaths top 8,000 and Israel widens military offensive See in context

Last I checked Hamas has plenty resource. Plenty to help the Palestinians, and plenty provisions to keep them stocked indefinitely. They have water, power, fuel, medical supplies and living space, they seem to have even taken good care of their elderly hostages. Why in the world are we giving them more fuel for fire? You're just saying to Hamas, 'don't worry about it, we'll take care of your people, save your energy for the war' it's ridiculous.

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Posted in: Foreign minister says Japan willing to provide further aid to Gaza See in context

If the foreign minister knows exactly where that money is going, I think he would be the first these days. This seem on the face of it a fallacious idea, and will do more harm than good. For the last two years now at least, money has been flowing into and out of Gaza. Cement has become rockets, instead of water pipes for water desalination plants to increase water capacity, or roads for better transportation and infrastructure; instead it seems money has gone seemingly to weapons, their ammunition and underground tunnels that can transport rocket batteries and other weapons and manpower between UN facilities, schools, apartment complexes and sympathetic Palestinians, cross-border targets, as well as a defacto captive citizenry; and let's not forget the huge stock pile of the the drug Captagon, which was what their fighters were hopped up on as they came raging through Israel to do great harm, take hostages and cause destruction. Knowing this, I fail the see a high ratio of humanitarian support that any further funds would bring, and please let it not be secret funds for appeasement or money for hostages.

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Posted in: Foreign minister says Japan willing to provide further aid to Gaza See in context

If the foreign minister knows exactly where that money is going, I think he would the first these days. This seem on the face of it a fallacious idea, and will do more harm than good. For the last two years at least money has been flowing in to Gaza. Cement has become rockets, instead of water pipes for water desalination plants, a roads for infrastructure, and the money also gone seemingly to other weapons, their ammunition and underground tunnels that can transport rocket batteries and other weapons and manpower between UN facilities, schools, apartment complexes and sympathetic Palestinians, cross-border targets, as well as a defacto captive citizenry. I fail the see a high ratio of humanitarian support that any further funds would bring.

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Posted in: Meta, Google quit tech summit over organizer's Israel remarks See in context

To be exact this is a recurring them by Israel, it seems every war or battle Israel somehow hits a UN safe zone or school and this going at least as far back as 1996 to the Qana massacre in Lebanon then other and again in 2006, 2009, 2014, 2015 in Gaza each one a UN/UNRWA location.

This was good to ref these. It gives good context. And shows how many times Israel has had to act to defend it's sovereignty.

A very big question is, what exactly was the IDF targeting? You see, this is where ignorance rears it terrible head. Terrorists seem to find it convenient to hide amongst the people they come from. They find it opportune to hide weapon caches and rocket batteries within these facilities, effectively holding there supporters captive. One wonders why? Human shields?

And ah, of course the invasion of the Israeli southern border; a bunch of ....hopped up on Captacon, brutality and mercilessly taking lives, torturing and taking hostages from numerous countries. (Did know or recognize this?)

The Idea that Israel should have not acted in any way it saw fit is a very fallacious stance. It is ignorance, bias, racist, and it is ideologically and pragmatically unsound.

You think Israel should be taken to court? Let's see the paperwork! Just as long as Palestine and the rest are there with them. Let the books be opened, let's see everything, let's get to the full context. But unless that happens we all need to be quiet and let nation states do what they must. Peace to all.

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Posted in: Hamas launches surprise attack with rockets as gunmen enter Israel See in context

@RichardPearce Why do people always try to compare these two events? It's been going on for decades? I really don't understand it, the Israeli occupation of Palestinian (so-called territories) was primarily a result of the Israeli-Arab conflict, with security concerns being a key factor.

BUT, the British occupation of South Africa was driven by colonial expansion and economic interests, with competition among colonial powers playing a significant role.

Last I checked Israel has never been a colonial power. They were however a terribly persecuted and exiled people since circa 586 BCE to 1945 Jewish holocaust included. So, I will actually never see the point people try make about this, it really is quite an uneducated comparison.

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Posted in: Hamas launches surprise attack with rockets as gunmen enter Israel See in context

What an absolute tragedy. What do they think in their minds Hamas and Hezbollah? That they will invade like terrorists, walk into the Knesset and start running things, and get the state and peace that they actually do not really want? This is insanity. It's also in complete disregard for history. This will only end in more bloodshed, and an even more stronger boot the Palestinian people, while corrupted territorial officials line their pockets and scream revolution; only to have it end in immense bloodletting, through a vicious cycle of death and terroristic activism that continues to spin and spin towards oblivion. So truly sad.

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Posted in: U.S., Taiwan, Japan drone fleets to share real-time data: report See in context

These islands nations really need to to go all-in with drone tech. Japan, Taiwan, and others could really help it's self by having thousands of drones. They could bargain with the US for less costing but good survellence+ capable drones; it's a sure thing the US could accommodate them.

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Posted in: Japan says it will destroy any North Korean missile that violates its territory See in context

North Korea has tried several times to launch "earth observation" satellites, of which two appeared to have been successfully placed in orbit, the latest in 2016.

By the way FYI, those two other "successful" spy satellite launches are nothing more than space junk,

I don't know what NK is selling, but no one is buying. Peace

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Posted in: Japan's bid to get closer to India for security may worry U.S. See in context

It is very difficult to see where India’s true alligences really are; but it may have always been that way. For example, they belong to the Shanghai cooperative, Global South, and yet they are rubbing elbows at the G7?

Plus, when pressed about having allies, their diplomats will do verbal gymnastics in order not admit having any. However, it would be wise for Japan to know India views its interactions with Russia and China not as alligences, but as relationships built up over long periods of history spanning centuries not decades. This actually is a big thing, and its why possibly the US is wary.

Japan could end up as fodder in backroom negotiations and never even know it, plus India would have little regret. So yes, there are serious thoughts for Japan, and a hope for them to proceed cautiously.

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Posted in: Nearly 70% call for regulating development of AI bots: poll See in context

Just remember, all those little jobs, and tasks that humans do constitute a lot of the human experience; they also provide a livelihood to many. I was always impressed by that in Japan, to see them go away one day, I think would be very sad, and debilitating to many.

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Posted in: Three new 'Star Wars' films on the way: producers See in context

I don't know about everyone else, but a movie covering the story about the conflict and alliance between the Jedi and Mandalorians is really interesting, and I want to see that. I don't care whose in it, I just want to see it.

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Posted in: If you currently live in Japan, do you think you will, or would like to spend the rest of your life here? See in context

Pretty easy question really. I am where my family is. I don't even care about the issues that are prevalent when it comes to foreigners In Japan. And if your family is Japanese and wishes to stay here then, there should not be a discussion. Enjoy your life, be thankful you can live in such a peaceful place all things considered, and make your way the best you can. That's me though, I am pretty Sparta about such things, but when it comes to family I think you should be. Peace

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Posted in: China swipes at 'hysterical' U.S. at global security gathering See in context

The thing is, the balloons are both military and commercial in use but probably used for commercial more because of there obvious vulnerabilities and exposure. I think each some countries send up between 10 to 60 thousand of these a year. what's more, there all checking for different for scientific info, but can also track for geologic info as well. And since most countries don't require a tracking device for these balloons, they are easy to use for corporate, scientific, and military purposes, So, in a nutshell this poses a big security risk, or it's much Ado about nothing. Personally, I really like my weather apps. Hate to see them go away.

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Posted in: Quarter of trainees in Japan told to return home if pregnant: survey See in context

Wait. We have to remember that all people are inherently free. The moment we start trying to control peoples private lives, it's absolutely overreaching, if it isn't in the best interest of all parties concerned. On top of that we live in pretty messed up age, and if the women get pregnant, so what? Give them leave, let them return home, welcome them back, or let them stay. People are saying, 'they are here to work, not get pregnant' That's junk reasoning flat out, and completely biased; get real, be compassionate, and find a way to accommodate. Yeah, it may have been the plan the whole time, but so what? What difference does it make? Get real.

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Posted in: 2 Americans who helped Ghosn flee Japan sent back to U.S. See in context

Looks like the Taylors and Sam Rockwell will make that move after all. Funny world

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Posted in: Russian hackers say Japanese hospital paid $30,000 in ransomware attack See in context

Honestly, are you sure it was the hackers that scammed them or the IT firm? 475,000USD seems a bit steep. The Russians look like angels compared to that firm.

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Posted in: Japan, Finland pledge unity against Russia over Ukraine war See in context

I'm reminded of Avenger's endgame, with Dr Strange(Japan) showing up at the end with all of the allies needed to defeat Thanos. That ends well. But with all hope, we'll never get to that point. We'll chop off Thanos's hand and throw him in prison.

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Posted in: U.N. condemns Russia's move to annex parts of Ukraine See in context

It is disappointing.

politicized and openly provocative," adding that it "could destroy any and all efforts in favor of a diplomatic solution to the crisis."

This means ' it doesn't matter what the UN thinks; the reality it that those territories are annexed and now status quo for Russia, furthermore any attempt to change that will be met with the full force of the Russian Federation' And with that understanding the UN is more welcome to veto all it wants to knowing full well in truth it's an empty statement.

Another disappointing thing about this is that most of the UN knows this and has accepted it.

The U.S. is really on its own in it's true support for Ukraine. All other support may soon fade.

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Posted in: Japan protests possible gas extraction by China in contested waters See in context

You should thank China for the research and development, and make haste to drain the the place dry before China does.

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Posted in: Business circles mixed about Japan's intervention amid industry shift See in context

The yen fluctuations have always been of great interest, not only for myself but for the economy as a whole. I am fascinated with the basic love\ hate situation. When the yen is so weak like right now, factories that create products from raw material get to clear their warehouses, and profits soar, foriegn investment and tourism comes pouring in where its allowed, and basically the people, entities and markets manager that have lots of capital get to move cash around and so, make short term profits and long term investments. But, the domestic economy suffers higher prices and usually no or low income increases in the short or long term. It can also lower the public‘s opinon of themselves which ultimately leads to less spending in domestic markets, this can and normally does lead to higher interest rates and a sticking money under the matress mentality. Good or bad, Its all one neverending cycle, but very interesting.

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Posted in: Finland's 'partying PM' apologizes for controversial photo See in context

At first the people have to think of the safety of thier country and thier readiness.

What if there was an emergency in thier nation? Now she's been drinking all night and needs to be the one making the tough decisions at those dangerous times? Frankly, she was not ready, and definitely not focused. Can she have a girls night out, like that? Absolutely not, don't be silly.

She's a public official, on call to the people 24/7. If she thought differently she should never have taken the position.

Everyone wants the status, but few want to bare the weight of that status.

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Posted in: CNN cancels 'Reliable Sources,' host Stelter leaving network See in context

Gutfeld is on fire right now you can bet. But Stelter will become a cult classic type, he'll set up his own podcast, and he'll be back at it.

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Posted in: N Korean leader's sister tells S Korean president to 'shut his mouth' after offer of aid See in context

Kim Yo Jong said in a statement released by state news agency KCNA, calling Yoon "really simple and still childish" to think that he could trade economic cooperation for the North's honor and nuclear weapons.

Well, guess the age of innocence is over. North Korea has about the most stupid and dangerous policy the world has ever seen.

Like, straight up, NO ONE, and I mean NO ONE is ever going to or was going to EVER going invade N.K.

But these paranoid megalomaniac brutes, decided anyways, to starve thier people and build these archaic nuke modules. And their just going to end up having some kind of horrifying meltdown, destroy thier country and endanger the entire globe and all of it's habitants.

They looked at all the history, but thier arrogant leaders missed Chernobyl, 3 mile island, and Fukushima. If those governments with GDP's many times thier own could not avoid catastrophic meltdowns, how in the world will they, and how can they ever hope to recover afterwards? Amateurs; It's ticking time bomb.

Some civilizations, some; would be better off with sticks and fire, and left in the stone age, because they do not have the capacity to become a better version of themselves. They just can't do it.

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Posted in: Elon Musk tweets he is 'buying Manchester United' See in context

Hahahahahahaha, yes Elon of course you are........

You know, Micheal Jackson and Paul McCartney had a very similar conversation back in the day....and the rest is history. Peace.

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